Marketplace AM for April 5, 2007

Episode Description 

Pet food PR comes late to the table

Iams and Eukanuba this week became the first brands to finally start doing some damage control after that massive pet food recall. They placed ads in 59 newspapers and launched an outreach campaign to retailers. But what took so long?

Return to Nigeria

Violent uprisings forced Shell to shutter half its operations in the Niger Delta last year, but now the oil company says it'll resume full production there within six months. Some think it's an overly optimistic plan.
Posted In: Canada

All-natural bug repellant swats DEET

A compound produced naturally by tomato plants might be just what you need to keep insects away this summer. It doesn't have that bug spray smell and it's safe for kids, which could make it a best-seller.
Posted In: Health, Science

Wal-Mart under investigation for spying

Wal-Mart's been accused of spying on private citizens, vendors and shareholders alike. So far no one's saying those practices broke laws, but a U.S. attorney has been looking into it.
Posted In: Crime

Prediction: Home prices fall 20%

Chris Farrell foresees a spring housing season with home prices headed back to 2003 levels, a market correction that's bound to lure the Federal Reserve into lowering interest rates.
Posted In: Housing

Group health insurance dying

It's getting harder for small businesses to find affordable group coverage, a frustrating dilemma for people with pre-existing conditions — especially since even some insurers that are cutting contracts support universal coverage.
Posted In: Health, Jobs

Make-your-own Google Map

Google has introduced a new feature called My Maps that lets you save locations and directions — with photos and video — and then share them with your friends or the world.
Posted In: Science

Newest Discovery: eco-friendly TV

Cable's Discovery is set to launch a new channel next year focused entirely on eco-friendly living. It's betting on consumers'— and advertisers'— continued interest in everything green.
Posted In: Entertainment